Media Advisory: New Exhibition Celebrates Baseball, America’s Pastime

“Baseball: America’s Home Run” Press Preview
Press Release
WHAT: National Postal Museum will host a virtual and in-person press preview for its new exhibition “Baseball: America’s Home Run.”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6—all times ET
9 a.m.: Sign-in and refreshments (in-person only)
9:30 a.m.: Remarks (in-person and broadcast)
10 a.m.: Question and answer with curators (in-person and broadcast)
10:30 a.m.: Exhibition tour (in-person only)
11:30 a.m.: Program concludes
WHERE: Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
WHO: Elliot H. Gruber, director, National Postal Museum
Daniel Piazza, chief curator, National Postal Museum
Stephen Tsi Chuen Wong, Smithsonian-published author and exhibition advisor

From fan letters and post office baseball teams to the worlds of stamp and baseball memorabilia collecting, “Baseball: America’s Home Run” explores the national pastime through a unique, postal lens. Using material from the National Postal Museum’s collection, original stamp art from the U.S. Postal Service and artifacts loaned by other Smithsonian museums, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and private collectors, the exhibition explores the surprising ways that baseball and postal history have been deeply intertwined since the early 20th century.

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Register for the in-person press preview or the virtual press preview.

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